Happy Birthday, America!

Land of the Free by Jennie Lin Black
Land of the Free by Jennie Lin Black

At Stampendous we are always so grateful for all the men and women who give of themselves to make the United States such a wonderful place to live. Today, on America’s birthday, we’d like to extend a special thank you to folks who serve and have served in the armed forces, folks who participate in our political processes, and folks who work and strive to achieve the American Dream of owning a business, home or other enterprise. We salute you America! Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Our Design Team is celebrating America, too! Grab some watermelon, a lemonade, maybe a slice of apple pie, sit back, and cruise through the wonderful cards celebrating America!! Maybe leave a comment or two! And thanks for spending a tiny bit of your holiday with us! (and be sure to come back Monday for a sneaky peek at our new July products!!)

Laura Drahozal

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

 

 

 

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Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy 4th!! We’re celebrating America’s Birthday this week with some serious squeeee!  Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in an American flag and just waiting for the fireworks! In case you missed the first two rounds of inspiration, you can catch them here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too), and WEDNESDAY.

Today we’re bringing you a charming card designed by the very talented Jennie Lin Black for our April 2014 Catalog.

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black
Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black

 

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. So throw some burgers on the barbecue and settle in with an ice cold lemonade for some patriotic fun!!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Suzanne Czosek

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, America!

We’re celebrating the birthday of our nation this week with the cutest little mice on the block! Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in America! In case you missed the first round of inspiration, you can catch it here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too).

Look at this adorable wreath that our very own Monika Thomas made! Two versions featuring the fantastic products from DIY Bangles! This project uses their 9″ Floral Craft Ring which they generously donated to our design team. The ribbons and stars are from our ALWAYS generous friends at May Arts Ribbon. The papers are from our also generous friends at Canvas Corp! (It’s so fun knowing all these folks who share well with others!)

Patriotic Wreath by Monika Thomas
Patriotic Wreath by Monika Thomas

 

This second wreath also features our Big Top Type Perfectly Clear Stamps Alphabet!

Celebrate USA Wreath by Monika Thomas
Celebrate USA Wreath by Monika Thomas

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. Why not grab a hot dog and a root beer float and pop by to see how they’re celebrating America?! And visit us again Friday for more Patriotic fun!!

Jamie Martin

 

 

 

It’s a Star Spangled Week

This week our Design Team is celebrating the 4th of July with our Star Spangled Mice stamp. One of the House-Mouse Designs® images from Ellen Jareckie, this stamp has Mudpie, Amanda, and Maxwell are all wrapped up in an American Flag. They’re celebrating American Independence Day with lots of stars and probably cheese! The stamp is available in wood mounted and Cling Rubber™, of course, so that your holiday can be patriotic, too! Image measures approximately 4″ X 4″.

HMW01 Star Spangled Mice - Wood Mounted
HMW01 Star Spangled Mice – Wood Mounted
HMCW01 Cling Star Spangled Mice
HMCW01 Cling Star Spangled Mice

Some of our Design Team are showing off these cuties on their blog this week. We hope you’ll celebrate with them and leave a comment so they know you visited!

Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Stop back by through the week and celebrate red, white, and blue with us!

How Exciting! Our Pails are in Disney’s Family Fun Magazine!

We couldn’t be more excited!

Disney Family Fun Magazine is featuring our Gallon Pails for a 4th of July “patri-botic” centerpiece project in their June/July 2010 issue! They even have a photo of it in their table of contents!! We couldn’t be more thrilled! It is an absolutely adorable project, super resourceful and, actually, very easy to make!

Check out the project instructions at the Family Fun website. And stock up on your clear pails to make patri-botic centerpieces for all your friends and family here. In fact, why not make little robot versions of all your friends and family using our four sizes of clear pails! Gallon, quart, short, and mini!

Cards for Heroes Update

Hope you had a happy and safe 4th of July! Most of us here at Stampendous had BBQs with our families and watched the fireworks to celebrate our independence! We wouldn’t be able to do so without the help of our heroes, the soldiers. Now that July 4 has passed, we have ended the Cards for Heroes card drive, but if you forgot about our deadline and wish to participate, you can send your cards directly to Cards for Heroes. Get more info by clicking here.

We would like to thank everyone who participated! We got some really great cards! Here’s a photo of some of our favorites:

cards4herosAnd a big thank you to Nancy S., Piali B., L.G. and the others that chose to be anonymous. We know that your cards are going to create a lot of smiles!

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: 4th of July

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Our first card is by Julia A. You can find the card at her blog http://createwithjulia.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

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Our second card is by Laurel I. You can find more photos of this project at www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/member.php?u=110542. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • G115 Stitched Freedom Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our next card is by Risa W. You can find the card at her blog http://malieta-lifessimplepleasures.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F189 Watermelon Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our last project is also by Tammy H. You can find the card at her blog http://www.stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com/. And she just posted another card on her blog using Stampendous stamps! Go check it out! Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • B124 Bee Free Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • L222 Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: 4th of July Biker Bee

Get read for the fourth with these great Biker Bee cards by some of our favorite stamp bloggers!

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Our first card is by Alison M. You can find the card at her blog http://www.newenglandstamper.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our second card is by Deedee A. You can find the card at her blog http://stampingsunshine.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our third card is by Risa W. You can find the card at her blog http://malieta-lifessimplepleasures.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our next card is by Tammy H. You can find the card at her blog http://www.stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our next card is also by Tammy H. You can find the card at her blog http://www.stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our last project is also by Tammy H. You can find the card at her blog http://www.stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Celebrate Flag Day!

We would like to celebrate Flag Day, which is on June 14th and commemorates the adoption of the US flag, by sharing this cute Biker Bee card and its recipe. And on the topic of being patriotic, we hope you remember to send us your “Cards for Heros“. Up until July 4th, 2009, we will be collecting any birthday cards you send us so that soldiers serving overseas may have birthday greetings to send back home to husbands, wives, kids, mothers, fathers, friends and other loved ones. And we will share our very favorites on this blog! Mail any cards you’d like to donate to:

Attn: Cards for Heros
Stampendous
1240 N. Red Gum
Anaheim, Ca 92806

(Please include an envelope for each card so that a soldier may mail it home again.)

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Recipe for USA Biker Bee (card designed by Sue Nelson):

Stamps:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • SSC219 Small Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (to find this set, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Ink:

Plus:

  • A2 Card Base
  • 4″ x 5.25″ Candy Apple Piece embossed with QuickKutz A2 Lines and Dot Folder
  • 2″ x 2.5″ Arctic Piece Embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder
  • Nestabilities Circle, cut and embossed with edging
  • Prismacolor and Gamsol coloring technique
  • Stardust Stickies
  • Hand Doodling
  • Star Cut from white chipboard using Cuttlebug Baby Face Alphabet Dies
  • Colored Staples
  • Small Flower Gems

Help Stamp Cards for Heroes!

I hope you had a fantastic Memorial weekend! We all sure did! Most of us spent time with our families outside BBQing in the warm California sun! And we honored all the brave men and women who have and who continue to serve to protect our country.

Ed Seiford Reunion

Fran’s father, Ed Seiford, served as a Sailor in WWII and was barely 20 when his destroyer was blasted by kamakazis and sunk into the South China Sea off Okinawa within 12 minutes as the sun was sinking on May 3, 1945.  He kept an injured comrade afloat until rescued about midnight. Recently Fran and her father attended his Navy Ship Reunion in San Antonio along with 6 octogenarians of the original crew.  They witnessed a plaque unveiling at the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg just north of San Antonio.  For USS Little’s history go to: http://70.167.48.249/

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In honor of all the men and women who are currently serving, and in the spirit of our current Stampendous Favorites Birthday Cards theme, we at Stampendous have started a collection of birthday cards to send to Cards for Heroes. Cards for Heros’ mission is “to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on”. Between now and July 4th, 2009, we will be collecting the birthday cards you send us so that soldiers serving overseas may have birthday greetings to send back home to husbands, wives, kids, mothers, fathers, friends and other loved ones. And we will share our favorites on the blog, of course! Mail any cards you’d like to donate to:

Attn: Cards for Heroes
Stampendous
1240 N. Red Gum
Anaheim, Ca 92806

(Please include an envelope for each card so that a soldier may mail it home again.)